Emerald Coast Young Marines honor wounded troop member

Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 11:03 AM.

Allen has since attended the University of Central Florida and, all things considered, his mother said he is doing well.

“It has left him with some personality changes … I don’t know if he will ever be fully recovered,” Michelle said.

Although being a military mom can be difficult, Michelle said her children have chosen this path.

"Some other countries, you don't have a choice, but in this one, you do," she said.

“We should all do what we can for our country and our community,” Michelle said. “Sometimes, we have to sacrifice ourselves for other people.”

As for Ennis, she plans to meet with a medical review board to learn whether she can continue her drill instructor career.

If she retires, Ennis would like to pay it forward with a medical degree.

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